Lateral Collateral Ligament Injury
Lateral collateral ligament injuries result from damage to the ulnar part of the lateral ligament complex. They are unlike medial ligament injuries which can be caused by a pure valgus stress since a pure varus stress is uncommonly applied to the elbow joint. These injuries most frequently follow a complete dislocation of the elbow but may also occur as the result of elbow subluxations and fractures. In addition, they are also seen as a result of iatrogenic injury after incorrectly performed tennis elbow surgery and radial head excision.
KeywordsDrill Hole Radial Head Lateral Epicondyle Ulnar Collateral Ligament Annular Ligament
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